Monday, June 17, 2024

Ambitious, LB Beer Lab, Ten Mile win big at statewide Brewers Cup


With festivals and competitions back in full swing—like the Great American Beer Festival late last year, bringing medals home thanks to the talent of local breweries—the return of hardware coming back to the city continues.

Ambitious Ales, Long Beach Beer Lab, and Ten Mile Brewing Co. all earned medals at this year’s Brewers Cup of California.

Ten Mile was honored the most, scoring three honors including:

  • 2nd Place in the German pale lager category for their Ausgewogen lager;
  • 2nd Place in the European-style dark/Münchner dunkel category for their Swarthy Czechsman brew;
  • 3rd Place in the American stout/black ale category for their Hooked on Onyx ale.

“It’s honestly just an honor following our gold medal at Great American Beer Fest,” Ten Mile co-owner Jesse Sundstrom said. “It was a day where our family needed some good news and that was certainly good news.”

Ambitious Ales’s honors included:

  • 2nd Place in the Belgian-style fruit beer category for their Fleurs ale;
  • 3rd Place in the coffee-flavored beer category for their Baktuns brew

Long Beach Beer Lab scored 3rd Place in the golden or blonde ale category for their LB Blonde ale.

“We are stoked to medal for our LB Blonde,” said Long Beach Beer Lab co-owner Levi Fried. “It’s a beer that is our number one seller and a beer Long Beach can be proud of. Blonde beer is one of the largest segments of craft beer and its amazing that Long Beach has some of the best blonde beers in the state.”

Beachwood did not enter the competition, with co-owner Julian Shrago feeling there was a conflict of interest since he is a board member for the organization which hosts the Cup.

Click here for the full list of the Brewers Cup of California 2023 winners.

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.


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